September 10, 2020
UT Health San Antonio plans to begin construction in spring 2021 on the University of Texas Health Specialty and Research Hospital, a 144-bed facility in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center, the San Antonio Business Journal reported.
The project is expected to cost between $400 million and $430 million and take roughly three years to complete. It’s expected to expand the institution’s role in medical research and increase its stature in comprehensive cancer care.
The project, in the works for a few years, is in the design phase, UT Health San Antonio President Dr. William Henrich said. The hospital is expected to create 750 to 800 new jobs and accommodate 130 additional residency slots on the UT Health San Antonio campus.
“It’s what Texas has desperately needed,” Henrich said. “Right now, Texas is a net exporter of medical student graduates.”
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